Today I was able to say for the first time to a parent that we are adding RedRover Readers to our curriculum. I’m so excited!
I have talked about this program in other posts, but for those who may not know, it is a program that teaches children empathy for animals. It is taught by reading specific books from the RedRover Readers program and asking children questions to promote critical thinking. They are not told “this is how the animal feels” but by looking at the animals posture, face, ears, eyes, tail, etc. they can then discuss how THEY think the animal feels. Other discussions may be about their personal experiences with animals, what is happening in the book, and even how the person feels.
There is a training for teaching this program that is through redrover.org. I took the training and when we won the RedRover drawing in March this year I was able to get many of the books to get this program going.
Here I am talking with some of our teaching staff about the books & curriculum to give them a better understanding of it.
Today while going over paperwork with a parent to get their child enrolled I was able to add RedRover Readers to the list when talking about all of the curriculums we use. And it felt so good! 🙂
I‘ll keep sharing with you as this becomes implemented more & more where I work. My prayer is that this will be in ALL schools one day.
*TEACH CHILDREN TO BE KIND TO ANIMALS THEY WILL ALSO GROW UP TO BE KIND TO PEOPLE.